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Gunsmoke Ranch

Published 1937
Topics western

The Three Mesquiteers protect settlers against an evil politician trying to steal their land after a flood.

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Run time 52:47:00
Producer Sol C. Siegel
Production Company Republic Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Robert Livingston - Stony Brooke
Ray Corrigan - Tucson Smith
Max Terhune - Lullaby Joslin
Kenneth Harlan - Flagg
Jean Carmen - Marion
Sammy McKim - Jimmy
Oscar and Elmer - Themselves
Burr Caruth - Warren
Allen Connor - Reggie
Yakima Canutt - Spider
Horace B. Carpenter - Larkin
Jane Keckley - Mathilda
Robert Walker - Williams
Jack Ingram - Jed
Loren Riebe - Hank
Jack Kirk - Sheriff
Vinegar Roan - Zeke
Wes Warner - Old Man
Jack Padjan - Duke

Director: Joseph Kane
Writer: Oliver Drake
Producer: Sol C. Siegel
Cinematography: Gus Peterson
Editing: Russell Schoengarth


Reviewer: Budro - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2009
Subject: Old-time cowboy movies.
I think that perhaps only old fellows like myself can really enjoy these old cowboy movies because of the nostalgia it produces in our old brains. As children this genre was what we fed on. It must be remembered that in those days we didn't have TV and we also didn't have any money. We could go to one of these films for just 5 cents. Children today can't possibly know what grand times we had back then watching these corny old films.
Reviewer: Tamlin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 10, 2007
Subject: No peyote here
It may be worth mentioning that these characters were the basis of the contemporary film - "The three Amigos." I had no idea there were 51 films in the series though. Worth a post modern deconstuctive analysis or two (heh) as transcendent magical realism
Reviewer: Allandale - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2006
Subject: The Three Mesquiteers Ride Again
This may not be the best of the 51 Three Mesquiteers movies Republic made from 1936-43, but it evokes nostalsia for those of us who saw them when they were a stable of early 1950s TV (or those few survivors who recall seeing them in theatres).
Although Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Bob Livingston and Max Terune (the ventriloquist who seems somewhat out of place), who star in this one are the actors most familiar in the roles of William Colt McDonald's characters, others, including John Wayne, played during the series' long run.
The actual time of the Mesquiteers films shifted from movie to movie, with some set in (then) contemporary times and others set in the old west (and different periods at that).
These westerns have plenty of "B" action in which you occasionally can tell a roundhouse punch misses its mark, although the recipient falls anyway and counting bullets fired suggests some secret ammo feed.
They're nonetheless my favorites among all of the "B" westerns, always leavened by humor, some of which works and some of which is funny because it doesn't. --Allan Maurer
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavorite - January 12, 2006
Subject: I feel shystered myself!
Pretty funny-bad Western here, which feature that all-time famous (sarcasm) trio, The Three Mesquiteers, as they help people who have just escaped a flood (which caused DESOLATION, PESTILATION and FAMINE, (so say the cue cards). They are offered ranch land in Arizona by a unscrupulous shyster, and it's up to the three to make sure Justice Is Served! So in less in an hour, we have laughably bad fights, a joke of a song, scary stunt handling, a guy doing a non-stop comedy routine with a dummy, and rather offensive jibes at stuttering people. All this, and this rather curious confusion with the 1930's wardrobe mixed in with western drag. Highly strange, but not really worth your time.
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